The Western Australian Government has formed a Waste Taskforce to advise on the future of the
waste and recycling industry, following China's policy change over recyclable waste imports.
The Waste Taskforce was created following consultation with State and local governments, the waste industry and community stakeholders.
At its first meeting next week, the Taskforce will consider its objectives, scope and governance arrangements.
The Taskforce will directly advise the Minister for Environment on recycling market issues and opportunities in WA, aligning with national actions to support recycling, the WA Waste Strategy and the promotion of the circular economy. A range of short, medium and long-term opportunities will be explored through the work of the Taskforce.
The Waste Taskforce will be chaired by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment, Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby and will include representatives from the Waste Authority and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, local government and regional councils, the waste services and recycling industry, the packaging industry, Aboriginal and community groups, and key government agencies.